LRT construction coming to busy street in Mississauga
You know what they say: The show must go on.
While that's not true of everything amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it's true when it comes to the biggest transit project in Mississauga's history.
If you regularly commute down Hurontario Street in Mississauga, you should note that some delays are possible due to a grand-scale construction project.
Metrolinx recently announced that commuters can expect new construction on Hurontario in preparation for the Hurontario LRT project.
The LRT, a $1 billion higher-order transit project being carried out by Metrolinx, will span 18 km and run from Port Credit GO at Lakeshore Rd. in the south to the Brampton Gateway Terminal at Steeles Ave in the north.
The LRT will boast 19 stops and provide connections to the Port Credit and Cooksville GO stations, Mississauga Transitway, MiWay and Zum transit lines.
Initially, it was slated to run 20 km and feature 22 stops, but Metrolinx recently announced it was chopping the City Centre loop to reduce costs.
What construction is coming up soon?
Enbridge Gas Line Relocation on Hurontario Street from Hampshire Crescent to Inglewood Drive
To accommodate the construction of the LRT, Enbridge Gas is required to relocate a gas line on Hurontario Street from Hampshire Crescent to Inglewood Drive.
Metrolinx says work is scheduled to start in early May 2020 and last for approximately seven months. Work will occur between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Metrolinx says residents and businesses near the work site can expect to hear noise caused by trucks, excavators, backhoes, and other construction equipment.
Commuters should note that lane reductions will be required on Hurontario between Hampshire Crescent and Inglewood Drive. Traffic delays are expected, but at no time will all lanes be closed.
Transit users should note that due to lane reductions along Hurontario, delays can be expected on MiWay routes 17, 103 and 4.
Pedestrian are asked to take care when travelling near construction areas and watch for additional signs, as detours may be required. Sidewalk access in the area could be affected.
Median Removals on Hurontario Street between Dundas Street and Matheson Boulevard
To prepare for future construction of the Hurontario LRT, crews will remove existing medians along Hurontario Street, between Dundas Street and Matheson Boulevard. Once medians have been removed, the area will be converted to roadway, reducing the amount of lane reductions required during major construction.
Metrolinx says this work is scheduled to begin in mid-May 2020 and will be completed in approximately three months. Work will occur between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Metrolinx says residents and businesses near the worksite can expect to hear noise caused by trucks, excavators and mini loaders.
Commuters should note that during construction hours, short-term lane reductions will be required on Hurontario between Dundas and Matheson. That said, a minimum of four lanes will be maintained on Hurontario, ensuring both northbound and southbound traffic flows at all times.
Some traffic delays are expected.
Transit users should note that due to lane reductions along Hurontario, some delays can be expected on MiWay routes 2,17, MiWay express route 103 and Zum route 502.
Pedestrians are advised to take care when travelling near construction areas and watch for additional signs, as detours may be required.
Metrolinx says clear and defined walking paths will be maintained during construction to ensure pedestrian safety.
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